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STSA Winter Solstice Meeting

By   /  22/06/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA held its Winter Solstice committee meeting in Hobart on a cold dark Hobart winter night whilst snow was falling at Mt Mawson. There were no red lights or swims, but nonetheless a clear focus on the joys of winter activity in Tasmania. Following the successful 100th Anniversary Celebration of Mt Field National Park […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Mt Field National Park

By   /  23/04/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It is now exactly 100 years since Mt Field was declared Tasmania’s first National Park in 1916 (along with Freycinet). The Mt Mawson Ski Field has been operating for 50 of those years, with skiing being part of activities at Mt Field for more than 90 years. This weekend the STSA volunteers have mounted a […]

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Fagus Festival and Centenary Celebrations

By   /  14/04/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA will be participating in the Fagus Festival on 23-24 April 2016 to mark 100 years since the establishment of the Mt Field National Park. Stella Rodriguez from Parks has done a great job in bringing together a range of organisations to provide displays, music, food and activities. STSA and the Alpine Snowsports History Association […]

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Volunteers in action

By   /  21/03/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The 19th and 20th of March seemed to be a big weekend for working bees at Mt Mawson, as lots of volunteers worked to get the ski fields, the National Park and the huts looking great for the 100th Anniversary celebrations of Mt Field National Park (or maybe it was just a great weekend to […]

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Mt Mawson rope re-spliced for new season

By   /  28/02/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a misty, atmospheric day at Mt Field National Park on Sunday 28th February, and once again a band of volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association were on the mountain preparing Mt Mawson ski field for Winter 2016. Michael and Penny Wadsley from the Ski Club of Tasmania spent the day cleaning and […]

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Working Bee Dates for 2016

By   /  25/02/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA Committee met on Wednesday 24th February, and signed off on the work program to get the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for Season 2016. After a big effort over the past couple of summers building new snow fences, installing new ropes and repairing the belt issue hut it was decided that this season […]

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STSA Meeting on 24 February

By   /  15/02/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The next meeting of the STSA will be held on Wednesday 24th February at the Baptist Church Hall in Elizabeth Street. The agenda will include: . Working bee plans . 100th Anniversary Celebrations and STSA involvement . Alpine History Association Conference . Vacant position for secretary . Update on new Visitor Shelter facilities At the […]

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Next STSA Meeting is November 18th

By   /  21/10/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Tonight is the third Wednesday of the month, and the traditional meeting time for the STSA Committee. The committee have decided, however, to postpone this meeting, so that the next committee meeting will be held at 8 pm on Wednesday 18th November, at the Hobart Baptist Hall in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. The November meeting […]

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Last Chance Sunday

By   /  19/09/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA Volunteers ran the Mawson tow today in sunny, warm and still conditions. There is still good skiing and boarding on the top half of the mountain. The MAWSON TOW WILL BE OPERATING TOMORROW (Sunday 20th September), so come on up to Mt Field National Park and enjoy the snow for what is likely to […]

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Spring skiing this weekend

By   /  12/09/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Its forecast to be 23C in Hobart this weekend, but why head to the beach when you can go snow skiing? (A uniquely Tasmanian choice!) The STSA volunteers are on the mountain and the Mawson Ski Tow is running. There is still a great snow cover & classic Tassie spring skiing!

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